A Possible Replacement For X-ray Angiography in the Cath Lab

DAIC | Dave Fornell

Taking the ultrasound concept a step further at ASE, GE Healthcare invited startup true 3-D visualization company Echopixel to demonstrate its technology at the GE booth. The companies actively gathered feedback from cardiologists as to its possible utility. Echopixel’s technology takes 3-D datasets from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and now 3-D ultrasound and presents it in true 3-D with the use of a special display screen and 3-D glasses. The operator can use an intuitive, special stylus to latch onto the 3-D view and rotate it on any axis, or slice through the anatomy for cross-sectional views on any axis.